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Welcome to the website of Eastbourne Catholic Churches.
Here you can find information about the following churches in Eastbourne

  • Our Lady of Ransom
  • St Agnes
  • St Gregory

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Celebration of Mass
The regular Mass times are listed below – please see Newsletter for any changes to the schedule this week:

Our Lady of Ransom church:

Day Morning Evening
Saturday 10:00 am
(Extraordinary Form)
6:00pm
Sunday 9:15 (Livestreamed)
& 11:30am
5:30pm
Monday 11:00am
Tuesday
Wednesday 11:00am
Thursday 11:00am
Friday 11:00am

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St Gregory’s church:

Day Morning Evening
Sunday 9:30am

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St Agnes church:

Day Morning Evening
Sunday 11:15am

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Coronavirus Guidelines – Updated 19th July 2021:

Social Distancing: Recommended, not required. Sit wherever you feel comfortable and take a “PLEASE SAVE THIS SPACE” card for the seat next to you, if desired.
Test and Trace: Recommended, not required.
Face Coverings: Recommended, not required. You may wish to wear a mask especially when singing.
Hand Sanitising: Recommended.
Singing at Mass: Permitted. Do feel free to join in singing what you know especially the Mass parts; we will not be using hymn books at this time.
Holy Communion: During Mass. You may receive the Blessed Sacrament on the tongue or on the hand. The queuing system will continue as before (each side of the Church separately)
Collection/ offerings: After Mass in buckets by the exit. Please also think about giving online. justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory
Church cleaning: Recommended. The Church will continue to be cleaned and “fogged” with anti-viral bio mist each week.

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Mass Live Streaming

Mass will be streamed live every Sunday at 9:15am.
Click the YouTube button below to watch live at mass time, or at any time to watch previous masses:

You can also watch previous masses on the mass live streaming page.
Permission to stream the copyright music in this liturgy obtained from OneLicense (Licence A-633390)

You can view the readings for the masses at https://universalis.com/mass.htm
A copy of the Mass Responses sheet is available here: Mass Responses Sheet

If you are unable to watch at mass time you are encouraged to pray using this sheet: When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

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Newsletter
Click Here for the Latest Parish Newsletter
We have been sending out the Weekly Newsletter to Sick/Housebound/elderly or anyone without accessible internet connection. If you know of anyone who may not be on our list and would like to be, please let Mary from the parish Office know by email: eastbourneolor@abdiocese.org.uk. She will check if they are already on the list and if not, they will be added.

Link to the Newsletter Page with previous newsletters.

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Wagtails Holiday Cottage – a holiday cottage is available for short breaks, just four miles from Walsingham.
wagtails-wellsnorfolk.co.uk

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Bishop Richard’s Refugee Crisis Newsletter
The latest copy of the Newsletter is now available HERE and can be found under the Latest Publications section of the diocesan website:
https://abdiocese.org.uk/diocese/news

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Virtual Offertory
You can donate to the parish through the Diocese Virtual Offertory: justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory
Click on the button below. Be sure to specify the church and town for your donation, in the ‘message of support’.

Gift Aid / Donations
The Gift Aid envelopes can be collected from Our Lady of Ransom Church at mass times – please give your Gift Aid number to the Steward as you enter the church and your box will be ready to pick up as you leave. Alternatively, if you wish to make a Gift Aided donation at other times please post your envelope through the parish office door clearly writing your name and Gift Aid number on the envelope.
Non Gift aided donations to the offertory and the priests can be made in the same way.
If you want to continue donating to the Parish, whether Gift aided or not, please consider setting up a bank standing order. Forms are available here. Please post your completed form through the parish office door.

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Alpha Online
For details, see the Alpha Online page or Download the Flyer

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Lumen Christi
Our group for Years 9-10 exploring faith on Zoom.
Now every SUNDAY, from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome! To sign up, please complete the Lumen Christi Enrolment form – word version or pdf version and return it to the Parish Office. For further details please click this link to email Nick Woodall

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CAFOD World Gifts Report:



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Baptisms, First Communion, Confirmations and Marriages
Information for new enquiries for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation can be found on the Sacraments page.

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Memorial Plaques
We can now take orders for new plaques. If you would like a plaque made for a loved one, please download a form here.

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GDPR
The latest version of the GDPR form is available to download now – please click on the links below:
GDPR form – Word Document
GDPR form – PDF
If you have already completed a GDPR form and any of your details have changed, we would be grateful if you would kindly complete another form. If you know of any parishioner who is not internet connected please let Mary at the Parish Office know – email eastbourneolor@abdiocese.org.uk – and she will send them a form. If any member of your family is in the same position, again, please download a form for them.

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Eastbourne Catholic Churches Magazine
We’re excited to announce the first publication of “Eastbourne Catholic Churches”, a new joint venture with Christ the King Parish, containing lots of information about the season of Pentecost and more besides. Look out for more editions later in the year – and do share with your friends!



Click the link to read Eastbourne Catholic Churches Pentecost Edition

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Live Streamed Masses
Some Churches transmit Mass live online:
St Mary of the Angels, Worthing 
Sacred Heart, Caterham - Mass (live and recorded), Adoration and the Rosary.
St Paul’s, Haywards Heath will be streaming via Facebook, their page can be accessed here
The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham offers a 12 noon online Pilgrim Mass each day, a selection of previously recorded services and a prayer request facility.
Church Service TV provides live streaming and recordings from churches around the country.

You can tour the Vatican Museums from your armchair by visiting: http://m.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani-mobile/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

Bishop Richard’s Podcast each Saturday: https://vimeo.com/arundelandbrighton/videos/

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Newspapers
Many UK Catholic Diocesan newspapers on one website – www.ChurchPaper.co.uk – so parishioners can stay in contact with their Church and their community. This includes the A&B News.

Mass Intentions
Mass intention requests can be posted through the parish office door with your donation.

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Useful Links
Presbytery at Our Lady of Ransom (inc. Sick Calls) 01323-723222
Christ the King Parish 01323-760048
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Website dabnet.org
National Conference of Bishops Website www.cbcew.org.uk
National Health Service www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Government Advice  gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Parish Facebook page:

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The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity No. 252878